The Australian violinist/conductor Russell McGregor was born in Oxford, England and grew up in Melbourne, Australia.
He completed his Diploma of Arts in Music at the Victorian College of the Arts and has been based in Vienna, Austria since 1992.
From 1994-1996, he was concertmaster with the Vienna Chamber Opera company.
Since 1997, Russell has conducted and lead the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra and has also performed and conducted in Indonesia, Canada, Japan, Iran, and England and other European countries.
He also performs as a highly successful conductor/soloist with the Johann Strauss Ensemble in Austria and throughout the world with great acclaim.
Russell McGregor plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore violin from 1697.